The Western Cape has 2 163 active cases of COVID-19 as of 1pm, 25 March. The province’s total number of COVID-19 infections has now reached 279 110 confirmed cases and 265 491 recoveries. This indicates a maintained 95 percent recovery rate.

A total of 36 098 out of the 44 040 vaccines received to date, as part of the Sisonke trial, have been administered, reports Premier Alan Winde. This indicates that 82% of the allocated quantity have been used.

“Our latest data continues to show good news for the Western Cape,” said Winde.
The facts:
  • There continues to be a decline in cases, admissions and deaths in the Western Cape (although starting to plateau).
  • The proportion of positive tests remains stable at 5.1%.
  • We are approaching the situation seen between the first and second waves, although we have not reached it yet.
  • The reproductive number remains below 1.
  • Cases in the Cape Metro declined by 20%.
  • Cases in the rural districts overall have declined by 26%.
  • 18 treatment plants have detected no Covid-19 in wastewater, up from 9 previously.
  • There are only 20 active Covid-19 cases amongst our healthcare workers.

“Our surveillance teams are ensuring heightened vigilance over this time, and where clusters are picked up, we are taking swift action to intervene. These clusters are often linked to irresponsible behaviour where mask wearing, and other safety measures were not adhered to,” Winde continued.

Here is a breakdown of the province’s COVID-19 numbers:

  • Total confirmed COVID-19 cases: 279 110
  • Total recoveries: 265 491
  • Vaccines administered: 36 098
  • Total deaths: 11 431
  • Total active cases (currently infected patients): 2 163
  • Tests conducted: 1 416 348
  • Hospitalisations: 880
  • ICU or high care: 179
The Western Cape has recorded 5 additional deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 11 431.

Our deepest sympathies are extended to those who have lost loved ones. If anyone requires any form of psycho-social and bereavement support, please contact 800 220 250.

Please urge your family, friends, neighbours and loved ones to:
  • Avoid crowded places, especially where there is poor ventilation.
  • Wear a mask whenever in public, or with people outside of your own household.
  • Gather outdoors, and remember to keep it short and small, to limit exposure.
  • Protect those at greatest risk of severe Covid-19 infection such as those with comorbidities and the elderly.
  • Think smartly and act responsibly so that you don’t put yourself in a situation where you either get infected with Covid-19 or spread Covid-19.

Picture: Unsplash / Western Cape Government

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